Solar Perceptions & Polls

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Top Solar Speakers Converge On Berlin April 10th

As I wrote yesterday, Solar Love is partnering with CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, GridHub, and others to bring the first Cleantech Revolution Tour event to Berlin, Germany. It will focus on solar energy one day (April 10) and electric vehicles the other day (April 9). You can view the agenda here, register here, or sign up to help […]

March 12th

Solar Panels Quality Assurance Rating System in Progress

With utility-scale solar projects multiplying across the US, the quality assurance of solar panels has become a major subject of owners’ and investors’ focus. The success of multi-million dollar systems hangs in the balance and stakeholders have vested interests in the reliability of the products being installed. Co-leading an international program, the Department of Energy’s […]

April 29th

US Solar Policy — #SolarChat Review

A couple weeks ago, I was the “featured journalist” on a massive #SolarChat on Twitter, the biggest yet. Senator Harry Reid joined in, as did the CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, Rhone Resch; OFA Climate Change Campaign Manager JackShapiro; Founder of Climate Hawks Vote RL Miller; and Greentech Media Senior Editor Stephen Lacey. The […]

November 29th

Top Solar States In America

Do you know which states in America are rated the highest for solar power policy? A website called SolarPowerRocks has published its list for 2015. The top ten are: New York Massachusetts Connecticut Oregon New Jersey Colorado Maryland Minnesota Vermont 10.New Mexico California might come to mind as the top solar state, but it’s not […]

November 5th

Anti-Solar Campaign Exposed

A Texas-based group appears to be behind an effort to misrepresent a number of electricity consumers in Wisconsin. The Consumer Energy Alliance is alleged to have sent in 2,500 names of Wisconsin residents who were said to support increasing fixed costs for residential consumers of electricity. The proposed rate increases could deter residents from getting […]

November 4th

Free Solar Power In 20 Years?

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil said recently that solar power will be widespread and nearly free in about twenty years. Kurzweil is currently the Director of  Engineering at Google, so he certainly is someone to be reckoned with. One of his main points is that solar power use has doubled every two years for the […]

September 25th